CHEZ PAUL, LUNCH and BREAKFAST
* 25 av. de l'Opéra
* Galerie le Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli BP58(pas de pain)
Ccial Forum des Halles, 6 rue de l'Orient Express, niveau -IV
Ccial Forum des Halles, 1 à 7 rue Pierre Lescaut, niveau haut
63 rue Montorgueuil
** Hôtel de ville, angle 70 rue de Rivoli et 2 rue du Renard
89 - 91 rue Saint Antoine
* 106 rue de Rennes
77 rue de Seine, 17 et 21 rue de Buci
** 14 Bd Saint Michel (réouverture fin 2003)
5 rue du Havre
35 rue Tronchet
* 84 Avenue des Champs Elysées
49 bis avenue Franklin Roosevelt
21 rue du Faubourg Montmartre
RER A Gare Auber - Salle Haussmann - 5 rue des Mathurins
* 9 rue des Mathurins, Métro Opéra
Gare du Nord Nouveau Hall - 18 rue de Dunkerque
ZAC de Reuilly, 47 rue Jacques Hillairet
Ccial Italie 2, 30 av. d'Italie, niveau -I
Ccial Italie 2, 30 av. d'Italie, stand
114, Rue Saint Charles
Gare Montparnasse - 17 Bd Vaugirard
Parc des expositions de la porte de Versailles
61 rue de la Pompe
Galerie St Didier, 12 rue de Bellefeuilles
42 rue de l'annonciation
18 av. des Ternes
13 rue Pierre Demours
4 rue Poncelet
Palais des congrés, les Galeries gourmandes, Atrium du Palais
24 rue de Lévis
218 rue des Pyrénées COMPLETE FULL BREAKFAST with Squeezed Orange Juice.
Very good Choices of Salades and breads
Here is an excellent boulangerie (bakery) chain in Paris! Come here early in the morning for your croissant & cafe fix, pick up some famous Parisian macarons to bring home to your family, have a quick lunch or sit over a leisurely cuppa tea. Naturally, any boulangerie is an excellent place to dine with children as there will always be something for them to enjoy; with so many locations one is always nearby.
As of the last update of this tip, there are 34 stores in Paris (many with tea rooms or restaurants); please click on PAUL LOCATIONS to see the various sites.
The very NEWEST location is near the Opera Garnier at 9, rue des Mathurins, Metro Opera.
The location I frequented was the one in the Marais near my hotel, GHIJ. I vacillated between the 2 excellent choices of Miss Manon & Paul so I'd switch eating breakfast day to day. I did find out, though, that this location is open on Sunday which is where I ate my last breakfast that fine Easter morn my Easter trip to Paris in 2003.
I also tried one of their excellent chicken sandwiches on their great chewy baguette for lunch one day at the 84, Avenue des Champs Elysees locale.
I sampled several different macarons flavors from Boulangerie Paul (chocolate, coffee, vanilla, raspberry) and brought some home for my family. My clever kids took to calling them "baby hamburgers" (and have made me promise to bring more). I must admit, though, that my favorite macarons remain those from Laduree!
Haha - I love macarons so much that I ask my friends, such as madaboutparis, to bring me some back (naturally, I will return the favor when I get back to Paris)! ;) Chocolate macarons all arranged in a pretty package to bring home!
Photos: Feb 2006 & November 2007
CORSICA : THE JEWEL of European islands, or "lle d
Corsica is a great place to visit, especially for bikers ! The mentality is quite different from France and Corsicans are really friendly people (especially once you get to know them better) but respect them as well as their country (they are very proud of it).
You can get there by boat from Marseille, Nice or Genua. Since not all roads are good and a lot of animals live in freedom (cows, pigs ..), we advise you to drive very carefully to enjoy the beauty and the nature of this Island. The west and east coast are very different. We went four times and drove about 6000 km on this island, but there are still places we would like to visit, so we’ll go back !!!
All the hotels we chose have a closed and free parking for motorbikes !
Best time to visit : end of june, beginning of july.
South-east of the Island. Nice harbour-village with plenty of good restaurants.
From here you can visit : Le col de Bavella – Zonza – L’Ospedale – Ghisonaccia – Aléria (and eat succulent seafood at “Les étangs de Diane” or at other places nearby).
Also enjoy the beauty of great, breathtaking beaches nearby (Rondinara – Sta. Giulia – Palombaggia – Chiappa).
Restaurants : Chez Laurent (the boss is a great guy !) : 10 rue Jérôme Léandri.
Hotel : Alcyon (good but rather expensive)
Campsite : La Chiappa (naturist)
There is also a possibility to stay out of town in little houses, much cheaper and very calm.
Nice town built on rocks along the coast ! Easy to visit from Porto Vecchio (± 20Km).
In the neighbourhood you can also visit the “îles Lavezzi” with their turquoise water.
: Beautiful small town on the west-coast. You can enjoy nice rock formations (Les Calanche de Piana) and special Sunsets !
We strongly advise you to rent a small boat in order to visit “La Réserve Naturelle de Scandola”, it’s really incredible !
Some villages to visit in the mountains are : Ota – Evisa – Piana – Cargèse – Girolata and the forest of d’Aïtone.
Spectacular trip through the mountains with great views on the road from Porto to Corte (Monte Cinto 2710 m high).
Hotel : Le Belvédère
Restaurants : more than enough choice !
"Calvi & Ile Rousse"
Calvi is a little more turistic than the rest of the island but it’s still a good place to stay. Nightlife is o.k. and in the evening you can enjoy a stroll in the harbour.
From here you can also visit “Ile Rousse”, le Désert des Agriates (one-day trip), Vallée de l’Asco, Speloncato…...
Hotel : La Revellata or Il Tramonto (both on Av. Napoléon, about 300m from the centre of town)
Plenty of restaurants and bars : try the following restaurants “Santa Maria”, “U Caradellu”.
Situated on the North-West side of the island, St. Florent is quite different from the other towns of Corsica.
From here you can make a daytrip on the Cap Corse and visit the villages of Nonza(picture) - Centuri Port – Marine de Canelle - the “San Michele”-church of Murato – Luri – Bastia (the old harbour) …
Hotel : Hotel Maxime (just in centre of town)
Restaurants all over the place but try “Le Mathurin” at Place de l’Ancienne Poste.
"Corte & Gorges de la Restonica"
Situated inlands (956m high) near the “Vallée de la Restonica” you can enjoy this place especially if you like to bike or hike.
We advise you to stay at Hotel Le Refuge (the price is breakfast and dinner included) just in the middle of the forest, it’s much more beautiful and quiter than in town !
The river offers you the opportunity to enjoy a natural Jaccuzi (just do it) !
From here you can visit the “couvent de San Francescu di Caccia” in Moltifao.